Nearly three weeks after a woman was shot and killed on a Red Line subway train in Hollywood, authorities are still searching for the gunman and are asking for the public’s help.
Police have released security camera images of the alleged suspect on the train and have worked tirelessly to find clues, said Detective Sean Kinchla, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Unit. Investigators hope someone will provide a tip that leads to the suspect’s identity and arrest.
“There is nothing new, no suspect,” Kinchla added. “The [detectives] have been out there for days looking for cameras. It’s still an active case.”
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner identified the victim as Danielle Harlemon, 28. Kinchla said the victim and suspect did not appear to know each other and became involved in an argument on the subway train before the shooting occurred at approximately 5:10 a.m. The suspect was pacing and appeared agitated prior to the shooting. Kinchla added that there were other people nearby on the train and police determined what allegedly happened based on security cameras and witness accounts. However, none of the witnesses knew of the suspect’s identity.
After the shooting, the train stopped at the Hollywood/Vine Red Line subway station and the suspect exited and fled on foot on Hollywood Boulevard. Police were called and the victim was located on the train and taken to a hospital, where she died.
Authorities have described the suspect as a Latino man in his mid 20s. He was wearing a blue jacket, shorts, white shoes, black baseball hat and blue surgical mask.
Anyone with information is urged to call detectives at (213)382-9470. During weekends and off-hours, call the LAPD’s hotline at (877)LAPD247.
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